The Kings of Diggin’

Muro’s contribution to the “King’s of” series is an epic 44-track long anthology that opens with soaring glam ’70s disco with near-constant flute riffs and slowly makes its way into more James Brown-esque grooves. More funk-heavy still is Kon & Amir’s disc that could easily be a soundtrack to a blacksploitation film or its Tarantino ripoff. Listening to either disc makes for a nerdy game …

Loco Roco Demo

Some of you may remember, last month when I reported on this year's Loco Roco. The official Japanese website has a demo of the game available for download. I wouldn't normally put a post up on CH saying "you gotta try this," but this simple little demo of the game is so cute and fun and replayable, what the hell… You gotta try this! Instructions …

Hitachino Nest Beer

Kiuchi Brewery has made sake in Japan since 1823. With a change in brewing laws they were able to launch their first microbrew beer in 1996, the highly lauded JCA, or Japanese Classic Ale. In the last ten years they have developed many new brews, including an incredible Red Rice Ale. The rice is milled and polished, the same as it is for sake, and …